Iris Hambling Shares Special Picture Book for Preschool Children

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New book ‘Big Words for Little Tonques’ is a fun way to develop communication through better listening, pronunciation and language skills.

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A fun way to learn and develop the communication abilities of children as it reinforces better listening, pronunciation and language skills

A child's speech and language development becomes more advanced beginning around age three through age five. Receptive language skills during this period become more sophisticated; a child learns to make subtle distinctions between objects and relationships. Also, the child can understand multi-step requests. Most children also gradually speak more fluently and use proper grammar more consistently.

Big Words for Little Tongues” written by Iris Hambling and Stella Karaman is a special fun picture book of “tricky” words that many young preschool English-speaking children find difficult to say. It includes colorful pictures and words to guide children in developing their language skills and distinguishing one object from another.

As speech develops, children often muddle up sounds and parts of longer words because they have not listened carefully and the word is hard to recall or because their tongues find it difficult to coordinate the required movements. The "tricky words" in this book have been tested with preschoolers and are presented in order of difficulty. It should be read in the spirit of fun while children feel proud to learn to say the harder words.

English is one of the world’s universal languages and there is a need for everyone to foster clear articulation whenever possible to aid better general communication. “Big Words for Little Tongues” is a fun way to learn and develop the communication abilities of children as it reinforces better listening, pronunciation and language skills.

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About the Author
Iris Hambling has been a member of the New Zealand Speech Language Therapy Association for 46 years and has worked in both education and hospital clinics. She has additional qualifications in Specific Learning Disorders (SPELD) that has been useful in helping both adults and children with voice, listening, articulation, and literacy or language difficulties. Hambling had a private practice in Auckland for the last 30 years and has written several therapy manuals. She is married with three sons and five wonderful grand-children. She loves overseas travel, classical music, theatre, the arts, gardening, walking, homemaking and restoring historic cottage and bush in Northland.

Picture Book; $33.19; 28 pages; 978-1-4836-5987-9
Picture Book Hardcover; $49.79; 28 pages; 978-1-4836-5988-6
eBook; $3.31; 978-1-4836-5989-3

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 0800-891-366. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (09) 353-1455 or call 0800-891-366.

For more information, contact Xlibris at 0800-891-366 or on the web at

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